MIAMI (AP) — Even with a pre-dawn begin to the shuttle, Yale’s highway warriors had sufficient left on the finish to overhaul the Miami Hurricanes.
Junior guard Miye Oni scored a career-high 29 issues, together with the sport’s ultimate 4, and Yale erased a 15-point deficit in the second one part Saturday handy the Hurricanes their 3rd consecutive defeat, 77-73.
The Bulldogs have been the easier group down the stretch although their bus left campus at four a.m. Friday, an itinerary essential as a result of they fly business.
“Our challenges are a little different than other people’s,” trainer James Jones stated. “All that stuff should make us stronger.”
The Bulldogs (Three-2) climbed above .500 although they’ve but to play at house.
Oni sank two loose throws to position them forward 75-73 with 1:32 to head — their first lead since halfway throughout the first part. Miami then misfired on consecutive possessions, and Oni made two clinching loose throws with 10 seconds left.
The Hurricanes (Five-Three) have misplaced their past 3 video games through a complete of 9 issues.
“Our guys are probably frustrated and disappointed with the way they finished the game,” trainer Jim Larranaga stated.
The Hurricanes ignored 15 in their ultimate 17 pictures and went scoreless over the overall Three:21.
Yale went handiest four for 18 from Three-point vary however shot 52 % total, whilst maintaining the Hurricanes to 30 % in the second one part.
“It was a wonderful game,” Oni stated. “When you’re into it, you just know if you do the right things you can win. They started running the same sets over and over. We knew what they were going to do. We just toughened up and got stops at the end.”
The recreation used to be the finale of the Hoophall Miami Invitational, a four-team, one-day tournament on the Heat’s area. The Bulldogs staged a jubilant on-court birthday party that endured as they headed to their locker room, making a song Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” within the hallway.
“It’s a very-loved song by our team,” ahead Paul Atkinson stated.
Atkinson, a sophomore from close by West Palm Beach, Florida, shot eight for 10 and scored a career-high 17 issues. Oni went 10 for 15 and added six rebounds.
Ebuka Izundu had 19 issues and 9 rebounds for Miami, and DJ Vasiljevic added 17 issues.
The Hurricanes have been up 49-39 at halftime and higher the result in 56-41 ahead of the Bulldogs rallied, in the end pulling even at 71 with 3½ mins left.
“We played a very good first half,” Larranaga stated. “But we were just not in sync offensively the second half. I wish I knew why.”
Atkinson had about 15 buddies and family within the small crowd. He stated he wasn’t recruited through the Hurricanes however did not need to attend Miami anyway.
An ominous factor with Atlantic Coast Conference taking part in looming — Larranaga stated the Hurricanes lack a defensive stopper.
It confirmed towards Oni.
“We couldn’t guard him,” Larranaga stated. “We’ve actually had a very hard time in every game guarding the other team’s best player.”
A second of silence used to be held ahead of tipoff to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday. He used to be a baseball captain at Yale within the 1940s.
Yale will wait till Sunday to fly house — business.
“Our knees are going to hurt real bad,” the 6-6 Oni stated with a grin. The Bulldogs play at house for the primary time Wednesday once they face Lehigh.
Miami completes a stretch of six video games in 13 days Tuesday when it performs every other Ivy League group, Penn.
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